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'House With a Turret' Wins Grand Prix at Tallinn Film Festival

South Korea's Kyu-Hwan Jeon of "The Weight" is awarded best director.

MOSCOW – The Ukrainian film Dom s Bashenkoy (House With a Turret) was awarded the Grand Prix of the 16th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival at the award ceremony held Nov. 27 at the Estonian capital’s Russian Theater.

The film, directed by Eva Neymann and focused on WWII events seen through the eyes of a young child, also collected the best cinematography award, which went to Rimvydas Leipus.

The award for best director went to South Korea’s Kyu-Hwan Jeon for The Weight.

Polish actor Michal Urbaniak picked up the best actor award for his role in Piotr Trzaskalski’s Moj rower (My Father’s Bike). Germany’s Franziska Petri, the star of the Russian film Izmena (Betrayal), directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, was crowned as the best actress.

Halima’s Path by Croatia’s Arsen Anton Ostojic was awarded the jury’s special mention.

The Russian/Georgian/Czech co-production Vse Ushli (Everybody's Gone), directed by Georgi Paradzhanov, was announced the winner of the Tridens Herring competition for the Baltic Sea region’s feature debuts, held for the first time this year.

In the same competition, “the Red Herring for the bravest film” went to Oh Boy by German director Jan Ole Gerster, while Estonia’s Elen Lotman was awarded as the best cinematographer for her work on Deemonid (Demons), directed by Ain Mäeots.

So Young Kim’s For Ellen won the North American independent film competition, and the FIPRESCI award went to Doch (The Daughter) by Russia’s Alexander Kasatkin and Natalya Nazarova.